Plastic rappers strike a chord

Five school girls from Dorset have transformed into rapping stars to urge people to recycle their plastic. The Year 6 girls from Allenbourn Middle School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, so impressed people with their powerful lyrics and catchy tune that they were invited to record a demo at Queen Elizabeth School’s music studio. Now the song has been taken … Read More

Pooling around the Jurassic Coast

Pupils from one east Dorset school dipped their toes into the world of geology and ecology when they spent the day on the Jurassic Coast. The Year 7 youngsters from Wimborne Academy Trust’s Allenbourn Middle School left their inland classes behind to spend time investigating the coastal habitat of Kimmeridge Bay. For their fact finding mission they looked at Kimmeridge’s … Read More

Children cook up a real treat

Children at one Dorset school are cooking up a real treat thanks to a three-part culinary extravaganza. The Year 5 and 6 pupils from Allenbourn Middle School are taking part in a special programme that’s being dished up by The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA). In its ‘Adopt a School’ scheme, the Academy arranges visits and courses that teach … Read More

Children’s messages of peace take flight at Wimborne Minster

Wimborne school children have created a beautiful mark of remembrance to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Taking inspiration from Salisbury Cathedral’s famous wave of doves, the pupils of Allenbourn Middle School have created a flight of rainbow-coloured butterflies. This beautiful display now takes centre stage at the west end of Wimborne Minster. Allenbourn’s … Read More

Wave of remembrance

Wimborne school children are helping to make a wave of remembrance to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice. The children from Allenbourn Middle School have taken part in a special arts workshop, which saw them create 112 poppies from recycled materials. Those poppies will be added to others that are being made throughout the community to create one giant poppy … Read More

Science put under the microscope

  Youngsters at one Wimborne school spent a whole week unearthing new discoveries in a fun-packed Science Week. Allenbourn Middle School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, staged daily fun scientific activities for its pupils to try out. With a special theme of ‘explore and discover’ a different activity was held every lunchtime for the children to pop in and try. … Read More

Me and my shadow

Parents in one east Dorset community went back to school for the day.  Their return to the classroom was organised by their children’s school, Allenbourn Middle in Wimborne.  They were invited to drop into the school, which is part of Wimborne Academy Trust, and see first-hand how their children are taught in a special Year 5 shadowing week.  Headteacher, Cindy … Read More

Dancer turns injury into a positive

A talented teenager forced to put her dream dance career on hold has overcome her personal devastation in order to help other young people in need. Emily Eaton, who goes to Allenbourn Middle School in Wimborne, has donated her long hair to a charity that makes wigs for children with cancer after she herself was diagnosed with a rare condition. … Read More